Find out which brokers have made the best calls. We break down the number of buy, sell or hold ratings for each stockbroker. You can see all the information in easy to read charts and discover the league table for best and worst brokers based on performance.
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Summary of sell recommendations

In the chart below the columns represent an analysis of correct Sell recommendations by each broker over the last 3 months. The blue section represents Sell recommendations for companies whose share price has dramatically underperformed the FTSE, red represents Sells which have significantly underperformed the FTSE and green represents Sells which have only moderately underperformed the FTSE. See a full explanation of how to use this chart.
Broker >15% 5-15% 0-5% Total
Citigroup 100% 0% 0% 100.0%
Societe Generale 100% 0% 0% 100.0%
Bank of America M... 33% 0% 67% 100.0%
Exane BNP Paribas 0% 50% 50% 100.0%
Liberum Capital 38% 31% 15% 84.7%
Peel Hunt 33% 19% 30% 81.4%
Numis 22% 44% 11% 77.7%
Investec 25% 25% 25% 75.0%
JP Morgan Cazenove 34% 17% 21% 72.4%
Credit Suisse 28% 11% 33% 72.2%
Deutsche Bank 10% 30% 30% 70.0%
Barclays Capital 31% 13% 23% 66.7%
RBC Capital Markets 13% 13% 40% 66.6%
Berenberg 29% 14% 21% 64.3%
UBS 19% 19% 26% 62.9%

Super sells

The chart below shows the top 15 banks and stockbrokers who have issued the highest proportion of Sell recommendations which have subsequently shown over 15% share price decrease over the past 3 months. This helps you identify those which most consistently predict dramatic share price decreases.
Broker Super Sell
Citigroup 100.00%
Societe Generale 100.00%
Liberum Capital 38.46%
JP Morgan Cazenove 34.48%
Bank of America Merrill Lynch 33.33%
Peel Hunt 33.33%
Morgan Stanley 30.77%
Barclays Capital 30.77%
Berenberg 28.57%
Credit Suisse 27.78%
HSBC 26.67%
Investec 25.00%
Shore Capital 23.08%
Numis 22.22%
Jefferies International 20.00%

Good sells

The above chart shows the top 15 banks and stockbrokers who have issued the highest proportion of Sell recommendations which have subsequently shown a share price decrease of between 5% and 15% over the past 3 months. This helps you identify those which most consistently predict significant share price decreases.
Broker Good Sell
Bank of America Merrill Lynch 66.67%
Bernstein 50.00%
Exane BNP Paribas 50.00%
Goldman Sachs 41.67%
RBC Capital Markets 40.00%
Credit Suisse 33.33%
Deutsche Bank 30.00%
Peel Hunt 29.63%
UBS 25.93%
Investec 25.00%
Morgan Stanley 23.08%
Shore Capital 23.08%
Barclays Capital 23.08%
Berenberg 21.43%
JP Morgan Cazenove 20.69%

Moderate sells

The chart below shows the top 15 banks and stockbrokers who have issued the highest proportion of Sell recommendations which have subsequently shown a share price decrease of between 0% and 5% over the past 3 months. This helps you identify those which most consistently predict moderate share price decreases.
Broker Moderate Sell
Exane BNP Paribas 50.00%
Numis 44.44%
Liberum Capital 30.77%
Deutsche Bank 30.00%
Investec 25.00%
Jefferies International 20.00%
Peel Hunt 18.52%
UBS 18.52%
JP Morgan Cazenove 17.24%
Shore Capital 15.38%
Berenberg 14.29%
RBC Capital Markets 13.33%
Barclays Capital 12.82%
Credit Suisse 11.11%
Goldman Sachs 8.33%

Poor sells

The chart below shows the top 15 banks and stockbrokers who have issued the highest proportion of Sell recommendations which have subsequently shown a share price increase over the past 3 months. This helps you identify those which most consistently predict a share price decrease when the shares have actually risen in value while their Sell recommendation was in place.
Broker Poor Sell
Macquarie 100.00%
Bernstein 50.00%
HSBC 46.67%
Morgan Stanley 46.15%
Goldman Sachs 41.67%
Jefferies International 40.00%
Shore Capital 38.46%
UBS 37.04%
Berenberg 35.71%
Barclays Capital 33.33%
RBC Capital Markets 33.33%
Deutsche Bank 30.00%
Credit Suisse 27.78%
JP Morgan Cazenove 27.59%
Investec 25.00%